Our newest arrival,
weighing 25g, 3cm long.
There are two types of volunteering opportunities. We need both.
1. Local Carers
Local Carers, also known as Rehabilitators, have attended the day-long First Aid, Care and Rehabilitation of Hedgehogs course at Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre (http://www.valewildlife.org.uk/courses/) where they are taught how to care for, treat and medicate hedgehogs. Most Rehabilitators start by becoming Foster Carers.
2. Foster Carers
Our Rehabilitators bring hedgehogs back to health prior to passing them to Foster Carers, who then tend the hedgehogs until their weight is deemed appropriate to resume life in the wild.
These are the tasks expected of a Foster Carer:
At all times you will be supported by our Rehabilitators who will carry out any medical treatment that the Hedgehogs require. We ask you to remember that our hedgehogs are wild hence are destined to resume life in their natural habitat. They may not be kept as pets.
You will need to provide:
We shall provide:
Click here for additional information on Foster Carer Requirements